Curfew was lifted in the steel city on Saturday, barring the four riot-affected police station areas where it was relaxed from 5 am to 8 pm, after the situation become normal, officials said. With no untoward incident reported from anywhere, curfew in all the police station areas, except the four clash-hit police station limits, was withdrawn from 5 am today, a senior district official said.
However, in the four clash-hit police station areas – Mango, Azadnagar, Olidih and MGM – curfew was relaxed from 5 am to 8 pm and would again be in force from 8 pm to 5 am tomorrow, he said. As life limped back to normal, all government schools reopened from today, he said.
Security forces kept vigil in different pockets of the city, which had been on boil since Monday last in the wake of clash between two rival groups. Deputy Commissioner Dr Amitabh Kaushal and Senior Superintendent of Police Anoop T Mathew had last night told a press conference that there was no official complaint about any eve-teasing incident and the clashes triggered following disputes between two rival gangs over past enmity.